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Title: Preliminary sound-abatement tests using shock-attenuating concrete (SACON) and other materials, Big Black Test Facility
Authors: Huff, William L.
Carre, G. L. (Gary Lee)
Stanton, Terry R.
Tom, Joe G.
Denson, Robert H.
Keywords: Igloo
Sound abatement
Molded expanded polystyrene
Sound measurements
Shock-attenuating concrete
Acoustic properties
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-89-2.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Two structural concepts, a tunnel and an igloo, were constructed at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station using a shock-attenuating concrete (SACON) to determine the possible sound-abatement properties. Both structures and the SACON displayed sound abatement properties, as registered on hand-held sound level meters, when an M-16-A1 rifle was fired in certain positions in and near the two structures. A noticeable reduction in sound was obtained by the use of the material and configurations of the two structures.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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